STOCKTON (CBS13) – A 4-year-old Stockton boy is recovering after he jumping from a stolen car.
The incident happened Sunday in the 2200 block of East Lindsay Street. Four-year-old Peyton an other kids were playing inside Payton’s mother’s car with the doors open when the woman when she went back inside to say goodbye to relatives.READ MORE: Yolo County Launches Race-Blind Charging Program To Remove Biases From Criminal Justice System
That’s when the thief jumped into the car and drove off with the doors still open, according to Payton’s mother.
Payton jumped out of the moving car suffering cuts and scrapes to his legs and feet.READ MORE: Sacramento Man Suspected Of Shooting At Other Driver In Sutter County Road Rage Incident
VIDEO: Witness helps boy out of the road
When Payton’s mother asked her son how he knew to jump out, he replied: “Because he wasn’t you, mommy.”
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his mid-40s who is 5’5” tall. He was wearing a white t-shirt and light blue pants.MORE NEWS: Future Of Lake Tahoe's Clarity In Question As Wildfires Worsen
Police describe the stolen vehicle as a silver 2001 four-door Honda Civic with California license plate 7EDX752.